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    -Innovative Design/Manufacturing Technologies-

Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP)
-Innovative Design/Manufacturing Technologies-

Research Background

Advantage of stereolithography
Fabrication of 3D models whose size are 100 nm to 100 cm is available using photopolymer.
Limitations
  1. Realization of both high speed and high spatial resolution is difficult
    Limitation of linewidth due to the diffraction limit of light, Limitation of scanning speed attributable to sensitivity of photopolymer
  2. Surface roughness is limited due to accumulation of multiple layers
  3. Available materials are limited

Goal

  • Tunable linewidth depending on model shape and scale
  • Reduction of fabrication time
  • Realization of omnidirectional 3D fabrication for making smooth surface
  • Creation of functional devices using ceramics
  • Development of artificial organs using hydrogel materials

Application

Healthcare, Photonics, MEMS

Strategy for practical use and commercialization with partners of this project

Construction of super-3D Fabrication Technology Platform based on super-high precision・super-high speed micro/nano stereolithography and molding techniques

Development of 3D fabrication system for practical use and its utilization at Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC)

Creation of High-value added products (Healthcare, Photonics, MEMS)

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help desk for super-3D fabrication
Yokohama National University
Graduate School of Engineering, YNU
Cooperative Research and Development Center

Maruo Lab. (3D fabrication)
Maekawa Lab. (3D CAD)
Maeda Lab. (robotics)
Fukuda Lab. (Bio Microsystem, Regenerative medicine)